Barking Pumpkin | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jale on 08-26-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
116
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
21.34%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 116
Reviews by smokeypeat:
Photo of smokeypeat
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Jackie O's 8/27 bottle release. Appears a hazy orange in the glass with very minimal eggshell head. Smell on this one is top notch. Big cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice smell, all the traditional pumpkin pie notes are hit with this one. Taste is very solid but a bit more muted than what you get in the nose. The pumpkin is there, but I'd say this is more of a spice forward pumpkin ale. Nice level of carbonation for the style. Really nice solid pumpkin style beer in this one. Jackie Os has a great seasonal winner on there hands here.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Barking Pumpkin enjoyed on tap from Winking Lizard October 23, 2015.

Look - Dark hazy pumpkin for lack of better description. Off white head goes to nothing. Lacing only where head was.

Smell - Sweet pumpkin. Ginger. Cinnamon.

Taste - Pumpkin and ginger.

Feel - Subdued spice makes it more drinkable than other pumpkin beers. Sits better in stomach.

Overall - The best non dark pumpkin beer I've had. Drinkable and smooth. Still pumpkin.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OhioBobcat
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jisom123
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at JO's beer release 08/27/2011

Nice combo of fall spices.

Smooth for the ABV and has a better smell and mouth-feel than most beers of this style.

Medium body.

Slightly cloudy, similar to a Belgian wheat, but the color of burnt amber.

Good campfire beer.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into Jackie O's snifter

A- pours a deep ruby amber color with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- the aroma is more malty than spicy, picking up some caramel notes, almost like caramelized pumpkin. Faint aromas of nutmeg and clove

T- sweet and malty base with caramel sweetness, also picking up a slight vegetal flavor. The spicing is hard to pick up, maybe a hint of cinnamon & nutmeg. Lots of booze on the finish that lingers for a while

M- heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy before a warming boozy finish

O- this one has potential but it's pretty hot out of the gate. The spices are very subtle, leaving it to drink like a high ABV amber ale

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12.7 ounce bottle, 2015 vintage. Served in a Jackie O's snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/copper/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like pumpkin spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), along with some caramel and a bit of vanilla. For the most part I think the flavor is similar to the aroma, but there's also some booze and a slight earthy hoppy bitterness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this, but maybe I should have aged it a little longer before I tried it. If you like pumpkin beers that aren't overly spiced, then this is one for you!

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Barking Pumpkin from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.
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